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BrazilSouth America

Unrivalled natural scenery, countlessbeaches and an irresistible party atmosphere make this one of South America’smost picturesque and exciting countries.

Braziltruly has an individual flair in South America. Discover unmistakably Brazilianflamboyance and color in the enormous country’s scenery, wildlife, cities andcarnivals. Observe colonial heritage in the only South American country to becolonized by the Portuguese. Secluded islands and white sandy beaches await explorationon 4,655 miles (7,491 kilometers) of Atlantic coast.

Experiencethe infectious energy of Rio de Janeiro,home to Sugar Loaf Mountain, Ipanema and Copacabana. Explore the sand dunes of Natal and the Afro-Brazilian culture of Salvador. Surf on the beaches of Florianopolis or wander the streets of Paraty, a beautifully preserved colonial town. Discover surfing,canoeing and snorkeling spots on picturesque islands, such as Fernando de Noronha, Ilha Catimbau and Ilhe Grande. Go island hopping alongthe Costa Verde.

Naturalattractions abound inland, too. Spot anaconda, caiman, jaguars and wild boaramid the wetlands and savannah of PantanalReserve. Join a trek or river cruise through the jungles and rainforests ofthe Amazon. Discover waterfalls, river beaches, caves and remarkable rockformations while hiking in ChapadaDiamantina National Park and Chapadados Veadeiros National Park. Marvel at the majestic Iguaçu Falls, 275 individualwaterfalls that span the Argentine border.

VisitSão Paulo, a fast-paced city famousfor its art galleries, markets and nightlife. Check out the purpose-builtcapital Brasilia and the traditionalbars, or “botecos”, of Belo Horizonte.Alternatively, unwind in the parks of eco-friendly Curitiba.

Don’tmiss the chance to discover the fun-loving character of Brazilians and theirextravagant festivals, including Carnival, just over a month before Easter, andRéveillon (New Year). Join the wild crowds in Rio de Janeiro or experiencelocal carnival style in Olinda and Recife.

Travelingaround South America’s largest country takes time and many visitors choose tofocus on specific regions. Getting around is made easier by budget airlines anda large network of reliable intercity buses. Wherever you decide to go you’lluncover a fascinating mix of colors, cultures, rhythms and landscapes.

Popular cities in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
Known for Beaches, Sea and Sceneries

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Reasons to visit

  • Copacabana Beach
    Copacabana Beach
  • Ipanema Beach
    Ipanema Beach
  • Museum of Tomorrow
    Museum of Tomorrow
Farol da Barra Beach featuring a sunset, general coastal views and a lighthouse
Salvador
Known for Beaches, Museums and Live Music

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Reasons to visit

  • Farol da Barra Beach
    Farol da Barra Beach
  • Mercado Modelo
    Mercado Modelo
  • Porto da Barra Beach
    Porto da Barra Beach
Prainha Beach featuring general coastal views, a coastal town and a beach
Buzios
Known for Beaches, Surfing and Natural Parks

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Reasons to visit

  • Geriba Beach
    Geriba Beach
  • Forte Beach
    Forte Beach
  • Japanese Island
    Japanese Island
Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo
Known for Business, Museums and Culture

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Reasons to visit

  • Sao Paulo Cathedral
    Sao Paulo Cathedral
  • Allianz Park
    Allianz Park
Recife
Recife
Known for Beaches, Culture and Museums

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Reasons to visit

  • Muro Alto Beach
    Muro Alto Beach
  • Maracaipe Beach
    Maracaipe Beach
Campinas featuring heritage elements and street scenes as well as a small group of people
Campinas
Known for Churches, Cathedrals and Culture

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Popular places to visit in Brazil

Ibirapuera Park
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Ibirapuera Park

Go bike riding and sunbathing, borrow a book or watch an open-air concert in this vast lakeside park and cultural centre.

Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art
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Sao Paulo Museum of Modern Art

See 20th-century Latin American and European art at this eye-catching museum, which features a famous glass-enclosed spider sculpture at its entrance.

Christ the Redeemer
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Christ the Redeemer

Gaze out over panoramic views of Rio from the site of Brazil’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue.

Maracana Stadium
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Maracana Stadium

To truly appreciate Brazil’s obsession with “the beautiful game,” watch a match or take a guided tour of one of the world’s largest and most historic soccer stadiums.

Selaron Steps
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Selaron Steps

Climb this urban staircase to experience one of Rio’s largest and most useful public art projects, a series of mosaics created singlehandedly by a much-loved Rio personality.

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Spend time exploring this historic botanical garden to see water features and sculptures, exotic plant species and endangered animals, including the black capuchin.